(Quebec) Citizens are mobilizing to demand the resignation of Minister Éric Caire because of the retreat of the government of the Coalition avenir Québec (CAQ) on the third link.

The petition recalls that Mr. Caire had put his seat on the line on the question of the link between Quebec and Lévis. The petition was launched Thursday by Jim Légaré. He asks the minister to keep his word out of respect for the citizens of the riding of La Peltrie.

At the time of writing, the petition had garnered nearly 1,500 signatures.

Asked Thursday after his government backed down, Minister Cairo said he had no intention of resigning. Instead, he wants to meet with his constituents to explain the decision to them.

The CAQ is now proposing to make a tunnel between Quebec and Lévis which would be dedicated solely to public transit.